Title: Body and Soul (PsyCop #3)
Author Name: Jordan Castillo Price
Publication Date & Length: October 23, 2009 – 125 pgs
Thanksgiving can’t end too soon for Victor Bayne, who’s finding Jacob’s family hard to swallow. Luckily, he’s called back to work to track down a high-profile missing person.
Meanwhile, Jacob tries to find a home they can move into that’s not infested–with either cockroaches, or ghosts. As if the house-hunting isn’t stressful enough, Vic’s new partner Bob Zigler doesn’t seem to think he can do anything right. A deceased junkie with a bone to pick leads Vic and Zig on a wild chase that ends in a basement full of horrors.
In this story, I felt that we were able to see more of the relationship side of things. Vic and Jacob are trying to find a new place to live, together and while Vic is not 100% sure, he wants to make Jacob happy. The struggle that Vic has with how his relationship is developing was one that I was not expecting. I had thought that with the chemistry and love these two had, that nothing was going to bring them down.
I, again, was sad that Lisa was not more a part of the story and that ultimately, she kind of cut the boys off from her. I liked her so much in the first story and shutting her character out when she was supposed to be learning about her gift seemed like a strange move. However, with other things to focus on, I was able to see past that disappointment.
The mystery in this story was somewhat strange. I think I understand why Vic was not able to truly see them, but at the same time, I could very well be making things up in my own head in order for me to make sense of it all. Who knows? I didn’t think that this mystery was as clear cut.
Despite my reservations about this story, it did leave me wanting to read the next and see if we get a revival of Lisa in the next story.
Author and artist Jordan Castillo Price is the owner of JCP Books LLC. Her paranormal thrillers are colored by her time in the midwest, from inner city Chicago, to small town Wisconsin, to liberal Madison.
Jordan is best known as the author of the PsyCop series, an unfolding tale of paranormal mystery and suspense starring Victor Bayne, a gay medium who’s plagued by ghostly visitations. Also check out her new series, Mnevermind, where memories are made…one client at a time.
With her education in fine arts and practical experience as a graphic designer, Jordan set out to create high quality ebooks with lavish cover art, quality editing and gripping content. The result is JCP Books, offering stories you’ll want to read again and again.